printed 11/20/2020


Norma Jean Kirsch, age 70, passed away on Nov. 13, 2020, at her home in Berlin.

She was born June 20, 1950 to Samuel Carpenter and Hazel Shupp Carpenter.

She married in 1990 to Kevin Kirsch and worked as the co-owner of The Key Lock Smith Company.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Kevin; son, Mark Gonzalez; daughter, Michelle Gonzalez; brother, Timmy Carpenter, and the late Samuel Carpenter II; and sisters, Rita and Bobby Robinson, Marie and Glen Leonard, Linda and Gary Yost; grandchildren, Zachary and Joshua Gonzalez; and her five Coton de Tuléars, Abbey, Hannah, Simon, Sadie and Wiggles.

Norma was a smart businesswoman, great homemaker and a fantastic cook.

Celebration of Life services will be announced by the family at a later date. Check Burbage Funeral home web site for updates.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Worcester County Humane Society (

Arrangements are in the care of The Burbage Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via

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